The Loomis Chaffee Music Department presented a Chamber Music Recital on Thursday, February 21, in the Hubbard Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Within curricular offerings that include music ensembles, electives, and lessons and informal settings such as Open Mic nights and the Acapelicans group, Loomis students learn to express, create, and communicate through music. Whether music is a new interest or a long-time passion for you, we invite you to join the more than 40 percent of the student body involved in our programs.
The Hubbard Music Center, which houses a state-of-the-art music performance hall, is home to the Concert Band, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band, Jazz Improv Ensemble, and Chamber Music class. Practice rooms and studios are open daily and into the evening for music lessons, small group rehearsals, and student practice. Music electives meet in a dedicated music classroom equipped with keyboards and computers, and the band and jazz programs share a large ensemble room. The active Music Department calendar is populated by well-attended recital samplers, seasonal major ensemble concerts, guest musician visits and performances, the student-run Musical Revue, Connecticut regional and state competitions and festivals, and student-inspired recitals, projects, and productions.
Guest music lecturer Robin James presented: "Hearing Gender in Music: Why Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' Really Is a Diss Track," for an audience of students and school community members in Hubbard Performance Hall on Tuesday, February 5.
Guest musicians New World Trio conducted a masterclass with music students and presented a morning recital for the community during their visit to Loomis Chaffee on Tuesday, January 15.
The Loomis Chaffee Jazz Band, Jazz Improv Ensemble, and Guitar Ensemble presented a Winter Concert on January 24, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
The Loomis Chaffee Concert Choir and Chamber Singers presented their Winter Choral Concert on Sunday, January 13, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
Guest musicians New World Trio presented a chamber music recital at Loomis Chaffee on Tuesday, January 15, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
In the flurry of activity before Winter Break, Loomis Chaffee students, faculty, and staff found time to connect with local community members and celebrate the holiday season around the Island.
The Music Department presented a Winter Concert for Orchestra and Wind Ensemble on Sunday, December 9, in the Hubbard Performance Hall. at 4 p.m.
Sarah Asmar, vocalist, opera performer, and voice instructor at Loomis Chaffee, presented a recital in Founders Chapel as a guest musician on Tuesday, December 4.
SingOut!CT youth a cappella group presented their "Holiday Extravaganza" musical performance on Friday, December 7, in Founders Chapel.
The Loomis music program is vibrant, passionate, and dynamic. As students work to advance playing technique, seek to try out new instruments, pursue a rigorous program of music theory, and gather with friends to perform, they gain musical experiences that generate inspiration for lifelong learning and creating.
— SUSAN BARONE
CHRZANOWSKI. HEAD OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT